Monthly Archives: August 2014

Yuhui Choe in a Pas de Deux

This is Yuhui Choe and Alexander Campbell dancing a Pas De Deux from Act III of Sleeping Beauty. I’m posting this because it is very pretty and very cheerful, and my last two posts have been neither.

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Medication Frustrations

Part of the problem with taking medication is differing advice. When I was prescribed my Synthroid medication, I was told to take it half an hour before eating anything else. (I had conflicting advice about caffeine.) Of course, I was … Continue reading

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“So why choose fear?”

A few days ago, I saw a customer wearing a shirt at work that said, “No other road, no other way, no day but today.” Everyone who has ever seen Rent will recognize that quote from the AIDS meeting. The … Continue reading

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Coronation of the Virgin by Velasquez

I still remember learning that Velasquez was Spain’s most important painter. It seemed strange to me that there was even another painter from Spain, besides Picasso. Since then, I’ve learned to appreciate the artwork of many Spanish painters, including Velasquez … Continue reading

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Penelope Franklin Simmons

Another excellent American sculpture.

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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

This is poem is an oddity for Walt, who usually wrote poems in free verse. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Robin McLaurin Williams (1951-2014)

In the early hours of 11th August 2014, much-loved American comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his California home of a suspected suicide. Known by millions as the man who could make you laugh and cry, Williams had been…

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